Theatrical release poster
|Cinematography||Charles Ackley Anderson|
Maria & Mayer
|Distributed by||Kino Lorber|
Diamantino is a 2018 Portuguese fantasy comedy-drama film directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Grand Prize.
Premiere association football star Diamantino loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where he confronts neo-fascism, the refugee crisis, genetic modification and the hunt for the source of genius.
- Carloto Cotta as Diamantino Matamouros
- Cleo Tavares as Aisha Brito
- Anabela Moreira as Sonia Matamouros
- Margarida Moreira as Natasha Matamouros
- Carla Maciel as Dr. Lamborghini
- Chico Chapas as Chico Matamouros
- Hugo Santos Silva as Mouro
- Joana Barrios as Minister Ferro
- Filipe Vargas as Helena Guerra
- Maria Leite as Lucia
- Manuela Moura Guedes as Gisele
- Leandro Vieira as Goalkeeper
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 89% based on 52 reviews, with an average rating of 7.52/10. The website's critics consensus reads, "Diamantino casts a singularly surreal eye on an ambitious array of subjects, emerging with a cinematic experience as inscrutable as it is unforgettable." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 73 out of 100, based on 13 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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